Greg Bird is considering a move home to Newcastle with the lure of Nathan Tinkler’s cash and Wayne Bennett’s coaching genius hard to resist. The Australian Test forward is high on the Knights’ shopping list and Bird is considering linking with his junior club.
Sports Confidential was told talks are well advanced but Bird still has to be released by the Titans, if a suitable deal can be worked out. The former Cronulla Sharks star is on a year-to-year with the Gold Coast Titans with an option in the club’s favour. Bird grew up in the Hunter and would be a huge signing for the club, which missed Jamal Idris.
The Titans, in the market for several players including Darius Boyd and Nate Myles, may release Bird to free up cash.